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In the spring of 2012, students from Professor Gary Graham’s Advanced Architectural Seminar: Conceptualization worked with Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum to develop plans for a redeveloped Visitor Center which would complement the beautiful site. The goal for the project was to preserve the fine garden estate while enhancing the entryway to the site.


The Visitor Center is one of the most important programmatic elements of the estate. The building tends to get overlooked due to its small size and unclear signage. It currently houses a ticket booth, an information center and a gift shop, but there isn’t much space leftover for employees, guests or expansion.